ETV Civil Rights and Social Justice Youth Media Summit
Mar 23, 2014
South Carolina ETV has a strong record of community service that includes civil rights programming, youth media literacy projects and technology training for teachers. In collaboration with Write/Right to Change of Clemson University’s Strom Thurmond Institute and The Nickelodeon Theatre, ETV developed the ETV Civil Rights and Social Justice Youth Media Summit that took place March 1–3, 2013. Focusing on digital and social media as a strategy for student engagement, the Summit taught a select group of high school students critical thinking and problem-solving skills assisted by mass communications student mentors from Benedict College, helping them to understand their place in history.
Funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Black Programming Consortium, the Lipscomb Family Foundation, and Write/Right to Change. Student participants were selected from CA Johnson, AC Flora, and Scott’s Branch High School.
More information on the ETV Civil Rights & Social Justice Youth Summit can be found here: scetv.org/americangraduate/mediasummit.html